In photos: The chemical attack in Syria

The Syrian regime’s horrific chemical attack on its own people continues to shock the world.

Bashar al-Assad of Syria agreed four years ago to the Chemical Weapons Convention, a treaty that bans use of chemical weapons and aims to rid the world of chemical weapons.

President Trump speaking, with text quote superimposed at right (© Getty Images)
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The April 4 chemical attack was not an isolated incident and presents a clear threat to the region and the world. “It’s important that some action be taken on behalf of the international community to make clear that the use of chemical weapons continues to be a violation of international norms,” Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said.

Syrian man receiving oxygen following a chemical attack (© Getty Images)
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Syrian man collecting a dead bird from chemical attacks (© AFP via Getty Images)
The body of a dead bird is collected and will be tested for toxic chemicals. The results will help determine what chemicals humans were exposed to. (© AFP via Getty Images)
Syrian child receiving treatment at a hospital (© AFP via Getty Images)
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U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N. Nikki Haley holding photos of victims of chemical attack; text quote superimposed at left (© AP Images)
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